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Image of a Mezzo Bomb from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
Microbomb from Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Bob-omb
“Handle with care!”
Item description, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Microbombs are small Bob-ombs in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its Nintendo Switch remake. Their use is first demonstrated in the Mole Mines by Croco, who uses one in an attempt to flee from Mario. Once Croco is defeated, he drops a single Microbomb (known as Bambino Bomb in the SNES version), which is used to proceed further in the mines. Later, an unlimited supply is seen being thrown by Punchinello at the end of the path. They are the first bombs to be thrown as well as the weakest, but they can still be a problem if they are left alone. Soon after they are defeated, more are thrown, but when Punchinello loses enough HP, they stop being thrown and are replaced by regular Bob-ombs.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Microbomb HP 30 FP 100 Speed 15
Location(s) Coal Mines Attack 42 Magic attack 6
Role Support Defense 30 Magic defense 10
Bonus Flower None Yoshi Cookie None Morph rate 0%
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Spells None
Weak Jump, Fire Strong Sleep Sp. attacks None
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Items None
Psychopath "Small is as small does."

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Image of a Microbomb from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 30 Weak Elements JumpFire Drops N/A
Exp. 0 Weak Statuses FearPoisonMute Rare Drops N/A
Found in Mole Mines
Monster List profile Punchinello created these bombs by studying Bob-ombs. Due to their smaller size, they're also less powerful than a true Bob-omb
Thought Peek "I may be small, but I'm big inside!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチボム
Puchi Bomu
Mini Bomb

Chinese 极小炸弹
Jíxiǎo Zhàdàn
Mini Bomb

Dutch Mini-Bob-omb
Mini Bob-omb
French Mini Bob-omb
German Mini-Bob-omb
Italian Mini Bob-omba
Mini Bob-omb
Korean 미니 폭탄
Mini Poktan
Mini Bomb

Spanish (NOA) Microbomba
Spanish (NOE) Mini Bob-omb


  • The Microbomb's thought in the English SNES version is a reference to the 1994 film Forrest Gump, in which the titular character's catchphrase is "stupid is as stupid does".
  • The rendition of the Microbomb in the game intro is internally known as "BB-Bomb" in the English version, whereas it was blank in the Japanese version. "BB" may be an abbreviation of "Bambino" or in reference to a round-shaped, small-sized type of ammunition.